Member involvement is what continues to make our Chamber a dynamic and growing organization. Below you will find a list of committees to get involved with along with committee chair contact information.
Chair: Jeff Akers, Columbus State Community College
Works with elected officials to support and/or establish legislation, regulations, and policies that represent members' top concerns and enables businesses to thrive and compete locally, nationally and internationally. Also, it provides related educational programs, materials, reviews and makes recommendations on local school and city issues affecting business. Learn more here.
Chair: Coutanya Coombs, Keller Williams Columbus Realty
To advance and facilitate an environment that fosters a sustainable relationship with business owners and professionals of diverse cultures. Learn more here.
Chair: Susan Emmert, Mount Carmel St. Ann's
Held annually in November, Evening of Elegance is our Chamber's largest fundraising event of the year. This formal event provides a dazzling experience for our members, their guests, and those in our community. This event includes a plated dinner, live and silent auctions, tastings, a raffle, & more. Proceeds benefit Chamber operating expenses and general community contributions.
Chair: Graham Guthrie, Eastwind Capital Wealth Management
Enjoy a day out on the course with co-workers and clients during this golf outing, benefiting the Westerville area business community!
Chair: Raychelle Steele, Westerville Public Library
Music Chair: TBD
Volunteer Chair: Curt Russell, AAA Ohio
Now in its 49th year, the annual Westerville Music & Arts Festival brings together hundreds of local fine artists, craft makers, musicians and food vendors for one of Westerville's most beloved annual community traditions. Next year, the event will be held on July 13 and 14, 2023 at Heritage Park. Learn more about the festival here.
Chair: David Dziedzicki, Ohio Health
Develops Quarterly Luncheons, Lunch and Learn sessions, and Business After Hours events to promote membership involvement and business promotion between members.
Contact: Jessica Schwarz, Westerville Area Chamber
Hosted in the Chamber conference room every third Tuesday of the month, this free event will have a new topic each month led by a selected Chamber member representative with knowledge of the topic. Topics to include: Marketing, website development, tax changes, etc. Want to be a speaker? Click to learn more and apply to be considered to speak at a future Lunch & Learn.
Chair: Emily Gibb, Robert Half Talent Solutions
A casual yearly spring event providing a taste of Westerville with a wine and beer tasting. May 9, 2024 at The Renaissance Columbus Westerville Polaris.
Chair: Erin Ressa, KeyBank/Key4Women
Vice-Chair, Ella Williams, PoshTea Time
The Women In Business Network aims to deliver meaningful educational opportunities, while inspiring participants to courageously take what they've learned back to their organization. Westerville's Women in Business Network provides a trust-based learning environment within the Chamber. Our goal is to encourage members to share, learn and help each other succeed. Learn more here.
Chair: Sean DeCello, Telhio Credit Union
Vice Chair for Professional Development: Payge Tripp, First Commonwealth Bank
Vice Chair for Social/Networking: Clara Springer, Star Lanes Polaris
Vice Chair for Philanthropy: Adam Price, eXp Realty
A network of young professionals networking with people of similar ages and goals for leadership and business opportunities while making a difference in the community. A support system and source for business contacts. Learn more here.
Chair: Jean Glagola, Pearlescent Photography and Capow! Columbus
A network designed to support and inspire each participant by sharing ideas, problem solving, strategizing and by learning from each other's experiences. The SOHO Network is designed for members with under 10 employees or that are sole proprietors to support and inspire. Members are encouraged to attend the first Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m.